March 15, 2023
New National Quantum Strategy launched alongside commitment of £2.5B investment
Today the UK Government has published the National Quantum Strategy, which sets out a ten-year vision and plan for quantum in the UK, committing to spend £2.5 billion to research, innovation, skills and other activities in that period, as well as committing an additional £80 million over the next two years towards key activities.
March 13, 2023
An interview with a Knowledge Transfer Manager in Quantum – Dr Najwa Sidqi, Innovate UK KTN
Having always loved physics, Dr Najwa Sidqi studied for an undergraduate degree in the subject, before undertaking a Masters in material science and nanotechnology. Following this, Najwa began a career in the semiconductor industry, holding positions as an engineer at several different companies, before returning to study for a PhD. Najwa’s background in nanotechnology and […]
March 6, 2023
The finalists of the Quantum Shorts film festival are announced!
Quantum Shorts is an annual public engagement competition organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore and involving many scientific partners, including the UK’s own National Quantum Technologies Programme (via its outreach arm – Quantum City). The competition alternates each year between short films and flash fiction and this year, […]
March 6, 2023
Careers in Quantum 2023 – a quantum industry careers fair!
The Quantum Communications Hub is proud to be sponsoring this year’s Careers in Quantum (CIQ) jobs fair, scheduled to take place at Bristol on April 28th. CIQ brings together professionals from industry and academia to inform and engage with students and early-stage researchers on the variety and types of careers available in the quantum industry.
March 6, 2023
Our Quantum World: How Quantum Technologies will Shape the Future – One day meeting
Join our Hub Co-Investigator, Professor Adrian Kent, and a group of internationally leading experts on quantum technologies for this one-day workshop, as part of Cambridge Philosophical Society’s programme of events.
February 27, 2023
An interview with a Quantum Researcher in Industry– Amelia Lees, BT
Amelia Lees loved science at school and so to keep her options open she studied Natural Sciences at undergraduate level. After undertaking a summer placement at BT Research during her degree, Amelia decided to accept an offer to join BT’s graduate programme to become a researcher. She has since progressed to becoming a Research Professional […]
February 15, 2023
An interview with Kathryn Chen, Head of Science, Innovation and Policy, British Consulate-General Toronto, Canada
Having originally studied Health Sciences and Public Health, Kathryn Chen decided to pursue a career in science policy. She is currently Head of Science, Innovation and Policy at the British Consulate-General in Toronto and has a specific remit of developing collaborations between the UK and Canada, in the field of quantum. We caught up with […]
January 27, 2023
An interview with a Communications Specialist in Quantum – Adi Sheward-Himpson, University of Oxford
Adi Sheward-Himpson had a passion for science and technology from a young age and despite not pursuing academic qualifications in science or mathematics, has always worked in technology related roles. Adi has held a number of positions in the technology sector, including one as a futurologist and another in communications at the University of Oxford’s […]
December 16, 2022
An interview with a Computer Scientist in Quantum – Professor Julio Hernandez-Castro, University of Kent
Having studied Mathematics and Computer Science at undergraduate level, followed by a PhD in Computer Science, Professor Julio Hernandez-Castro took up a career in industry, however, it was not for him. Julio decided to pursue a career in academia instead. He first took up a position in his home country of Spain but then moved […]
December 5, 2022
An interview with a Mathematician in Quantum – Professor Roger Colbeck, University of York
Having studied Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at A Level, followed by an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, Professor Roger Colbeck embarked upon a PhD in mathematics, also at Cambridge, which was the start of his career in quantum. Roger then worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Cambridge […]